Category: Labor

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Richard D. Wolff: Four-Day Workweeks: Change for the Better?

Changes in the capitalist system’s operating procedures, rules and regulations are always presented as if they were in everyone’s interest

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Alexandra Bradbury: Alarming Trends in Package Delivery

High-Flying Drones and Basement Wages

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Jenny Brown: Overwhelming Union Win for American Airlines Agents

After many close votes against unionization, American Airlines passenger service agents scored an overwhelming victory September 16, voting 86 percent to unionize

William Finnegan: Demonizing the Minimum Wage

With the midterm elections approaching, the United States Congress finds itself in an exaggerated version of its customary posturing gridlock

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Steve Early: Chevron Sounds Alarm Against East Bay “Anarchism”

In our post-Citizens United era, the nation’s second largest oil producer is now free to spend $1.6 million (or more, if necessary) on direct mail and phone alerts

Phillip Inman: Long-Term Unemployment Almost Double Pre-Financial Crisis Level – OECD

Forum says there are 45 million unemployed across major economies and warns that cyclical rise has become structural

E. Tammy Kim: Fast-food strikers vow civil disobedience, highlight home care labor

In largest planned protests to date, fast-food workers to escalate tactics and embrace beleaguered home care workers

Samantha Winslow: They Don’t Need a Majority To Get Things Done

Workers at the North Carolina Cummins diesel engine plant won wage increases this summer—even without having a recognized union or majority union support inside their shop

Jeffrey Nall: 100 Ways to Change the Subject

Plutocratic Fallacies in the Service of Fast-Food Exploitation

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Juan Cole: Top 5 Reasons “Labor Day” isn’t for Laborers Anymore

So as we burn dead meat and play frisbee in a warming climate, we could stop to consider the lives of the laborers we are theoretically honoring

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